Zucchini Bread – This delicious classic is a great way to use up extra zucchini. A sweet quick bread filled with grated zucchini and warm spices.
It’s zucchini season in the garden! With so many coming off the plant, I have been trying to get creative with uses for the zucchini so that we don’t get tired of it. Whether it’s been roasted zucchini, zucchini cornbread casserole, adding zucchini to stir frys, or even using it as zoodles, I’ve tried it. My very favorite way to use zucchini has definitely been making zucchini bread with it.
Whether you get fancy with your zucchini bread and you add nuts, bananas, streusel, lemon, blueberries, etc, it is always tasty. Personally, my favorite way is to just have it plain with a bit of butter or even a bit of blueberry jam on top. I love just having the flavor of the spices come through but that being said, feel free to experiment and make it your own!
Common Questions About Making Zucchini Bread
Do you peel zucchini for bread?
No, you do not peel zucchini for zucchini bread. It creates unnecessary work that will not be noticeable in the end product.
How many zucchini is 2 cups grated?
For me, 1 medium-large zucchini produced exactly 2 cups of zucchini when grated. It will vary with the size of the zucchini but just measure it out and shred as needed to get enough.
Can I freeze grated zucchini?
Yes. To freeze grated zucchini –
- Transfer it to a freezer-safe plastic bag.
- Remove as much air as you can.
- Close the bag up and store for up to 8 months.
Does zucchini bread need to be refrigerated?
Zucchini bread does save better if refrigerated. On the counter it can last about 3 days but if you refrigerate it, it can save for up to a week.
Can I freeze my zucchini bread?
Yes. To freeze a zucchini bread –
- Bake the bread and let it fully cool.
- Tightly wrap in plastic wrap.
- Wrap it again with either aluminum foil or a freezer safe plastic bag.
- Place in freezer for up to 6 months.
What is the difference between yeast breads and quick breads?
A yeast bread is made using yeast as the leavening agent while quick breads rely on baking soda or baking powder to make the bread rise.
Looking for more baked goods to try making? Check out these recipes!
- Blackberry Bread
- Honey Butter Muffins
- Chai Coffee Cake Muffins
- Beer Bread
- Ginger Pear Muffins
- Herb Quick Bread